Corey Taylor has been busy this week, yammering on to the world's media about a vast range of subjects including his new mask, Gene Simmons' assertion that 'rock is dead' ("Are you kidding me?! he told radio station Rock 105.5, "Screw that, man! Rock ain't dead"), the death of Paul Gray ("a dense numbness kinda descended on us," he told Larry King), the new Slipknot album, the new Stone Sour covers album Meanwhile In Burbank ("Without giving too much away, that's where Roy lives" is his explanation for the uninspiring title), his own mental health problems and suicide attempts ("There's always light at the end of the tunnel," he said in a video for the You Rock Foundation, "There's always a way out") and also the fact that he very nearly ended up as the vocalist in Anthrax.